Original Wartime RAF OA Greatcoat

Original Wartime RAF OA Greatcoat

Code: 50322

SOLD

A good original example of the RAF Ordinary Airman's Greatcoat in a size No.9.

This pattern of greatcoat came into use with the RAF during the 1930s and saw use throughout the Second World War before being replaced by the 'New Pattern' greatcoat in the immediate post-war years.

This greatcoat features the correct number of brass Kings crown buttons and a matched set of wartime embroidered RAF albatross badges are sewn to the top of each sleeve.

Inside the coat features a white blanket lining as well as the original label which states the coat as being a size No. 9 Which will fit up to 6' 1" tall, 38" chest and a 34" waist. The date is hard to read but to my eye is either 1943 or more possibly 1945.

The overall condition of the great is very good indeed and it displays very well. There is one area of moth however to the lower front which can be seen below the buttons. This doesn't particularly detract from the coat and is very good aside from this.

All in all, a great example of a wartime RAF OA greatcoat which are becoming increasingly hard to find. This would compliment any RAF collection or complete a re-enactment uniform nicely.